In the latest vaccination update from The Daily Yonder, the rural COVID-19 vaccination rate has remained mostly the same over the past month, with an increase of 1.6 points.
As of Dec. 9, 46.4% of rural America is vaccinated against COVID-19, 12 points behind the urban/metro rate of 58.8%.
From the update: “Only about a tenth of the nation’s 1,976 rural counties had vaccination rates at or above the national adjusted average of 57.0% of total population. About a third of the nation’s 1,165 metropolitan counties had vaccination rates at or above the national adjusted average. (Our adjusted average omits unallocated vaccinations, which cannot be evaluated based on rural or urban status.)
Six states had all their counties (both rural and urban) at or above the national adjusted average vaccination rate. These were Hawaii, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island.
On the other end of the scale, Arkansas had no counties with vaccination rates at or above the national adjusted average.
Five other states had 5% or less of their counties performing at or above the national adjusted average. These were Georgia, Alabama, Idaho, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Nebraska.”
To read the rest of the update and see the data on the Yonder, click here.